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president joe biden is bringing the battle of the gun control right to the heart of the opposition. >> biden is taking his case right to the heart of pro-gun virginia. the move comes after democrats and congress rolled out their plans. and nancy cordes is on capitol hill. nancy, good morning. >> good morning, norah and charlie. they started with perhaps the most controversial weapon, an assaults weapons ban. it's a key component of the recommendations that vice president biden made to the president earlier this month, and today he is heading to richmond, virginia, with several cabinet members to try and sell it. mr. biden is even taking the fight online, making his gun control argument thursday in a web chat. >> i'm much less concerned, quite frankly, about what you'd call an assault weapon than i am the malg zone and the number of rounds that can be held in a magazine. >> the bill senate democrats introduced thursday would ban both. it's a tougher version of the assaults weapons ban that koj let lapse in 2004. this version closes some of the loopholes that manufacturers were able to exploit
, the white house making a big push to ban assault weapons. joe biden will be in richmond, virginia, to make the case for a ban, and the president also said to hit the road to promote the plan in a google plus hangout yesterday, the vice president said this about gun safety yesterday. >> in california, everyone talks about the big earthquake or some terrible natural disaster as last line of defense. what do you say to those? >> i would say guess what? a shotgun will keep you a lot safer. a double-barrel shotgun than assault weapons in somebody's hands who doesn't know how to use it. even somebody who does know how to use it you know. it's harder to use an assault weapon than a shotgun. you want to keep somebody safe, buy some shotgun shells. >> and dianne feinstein has introduced a bill to ban assault rifles, including the ar- 15, the type used to kill the children in newtown. >> feinstein made her announcement in dramatic fashion. she had on hand the assault weapon and a lot of survivors of gun violence. it would prohibit the sale, manufacturer, transport, and importation of more than 150 s
. control. vice president biden hitting the road to rally support for a new assault weapons ban, said to be tougher than anything we've seen before. but is his own party now in the way of passing that? it's friday. good morn everybody. i'm bill hemmer. welcome to "america's newsroom.". martha: good morning everybody, i'm martha maccallum. this proposal we're talking about was unveiled by senator dianne feinstein. it bans the sale of more than 150 types of semiautomatics and magazines with more than 10 round of ammo. there was a display yesterday afternoon. this bill set in motion after the tragedy of course that happened in newtown, connecticut. >> our weak gun laws allow massive killings to be carried out again and again and again in our country. bill: she says no guns are being taken away. people that have assault rifle will have to secure them. but the bill is facing tough opposition. tucker carlson, editor, daily caller. fox news contributor. good morning to you. >> good morning, bill. bill: in a word do you expect it to go anywhere? >> i do not. for the reason it doesn't address
is diminishing a little bit after we conducted the poll after the shooting in newtown, connecticut. joe biden was very active in all this. he as well as homeland security janet napolitano and other top administration officials are going to richmond, virginia. they're going to be holding a town hall there on gun control. and he was talking about this yesterday as well. we'll talk more about that next hour, john. >> fantastic. great to see you this morning. >> thank you. >> nine minutes past the hour. more angry threats from north korea overnight. a statement from the country's unification committee warns of what they call physical counter measures against south korea if they directly participate in u.n. sanctions against the north. the statement calls seoul a puppet to the west and says the latest u.n. resolution passed earlier this week is equivalent to a declaration of war. >> rhode island could be the next state where same self couples can get married. house lawmakers approved a measure by a vote of 51-19. the bill has been introduced every year for 11 years there and this was the first tim
to the treasury department and joe biden are perfectly capable of managing capitol hill and what needs to be done next in terms of bills and the budget and all of that kind of stuff. i think what makes mcdonough choice so interesting is it's a legacy choice. this is a man who has been at the president's side since the president's national career started as a freshman senator. he was there through the election. he has been at the white house all this time. this is a man whose loyalties to the president and who will protect the president, which is really the number one job of chief of staff. i think it's a very interesting choice and someone that the president trusts fully because now the president is putting together what will be these final years of the obama era and this is a man that he trusts to protect the obama era. >> candy, people might not know this. when the president gets that 3:00 a.m. call that everybody talked about, hillary clinton included, it's the chief of staff who is picking up the phone and he will hear mcdonough's voice, denis' voice, in any kind of crisis situation, any kind
biden was there. also joining the conversation were experts studying gun safety. after the worst school shooting in u.s. history, the virginia tech massacre in 2007. let's go to white house correspondent dan lothian. dan, what specifically was discussed during this round table? >> reporter: victor, first of all, i should point out this was a closed door meeting. afterwards, the vice president did sort of lay out some of the themes that they all discussed including universal background checks, that is something the administration has been pushing for ever since that shooting that happened in connecticut, they wouldn't to make sure no matter where you're buying a weapon, whether it is in a private sale, a gun show, that there is this background check that takes place. the vice president also says they talked about the mental health issues and the lack of mental health professionals to adequately deal with this problem. we have heard this as well and something the president talked about, one of his initiatives in curbing gun violence, a database to better understand the people who are out
you. [chanting] >> obama! >> vice president biden, mr. chief justice, members of the united states congress, distinguished guests, and fellow citizens -- each time we gather to inaugurate a president we bear witness to the enduring strength of our constitution. we affirm the promise of our democracy. we recall that what binds this nation together is not the colors of our skin or the tenets of our faith or the origins of our names. what makes us exceptional -- what makes us american -- is our allegiance to an idea articulated in a declaration made more than two centuries ago: "we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." today we continue a never-ending journey to bridge the meaning of those words with the realities of our time. for history tells us that while these truths may be self- evident, they've never been self-executing; that while freedom is a gift from god, it must be secured by his people here on earth. (app
on the multinational stage. when vice-president biden said in this chair he said on more than one occasion, good international relationships are always predicated on strong interpersonal relationships. i think we can all agree the you have said the higher standard for developing those relationships throughout your career and as secretary of state you will continue to strengthen those relationships on behalf of the president and the further of american foreign policy. all have some questions later on policies and your views, including how you explain to world leaders how you could have been rooting for the boston red sox instead of what the world knows as the new york yankees as a team of the world, but let me say, mr. chairman, it has been a pleasure working with you and looking forward to continuing to work with you on the issues you're a champion of the years. fighting global terrorism, preventing the spread of nuclear biological chemical weapons, fighting for human rights and against hiv aids to a round the world. fighting crime corruption, drug trafficking, and standing up, as you always hav
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